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FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
in the south. from texas up to maryland, we can use the public toilet. my high school class couldn't take picture on the capitol lawn of south carolina. we were away then from the american promise. >> reporter: it might have been given those circumstances, it might have been understandable if martin luther king preached retribution. but he did not do that. some members of the civil rights movement then criticized him for it. malcolm x refused to come to the march on washington. he called it the farce on washington. king, as we all know now was all about nonviolence. listen up. >> one of the things that my father was really trying to say not just 50 years ago but 50 years ago, 49, 48, 47, all the way, 45 when he was as isnated, he was really speaking to us about our humanity. and understanding our interconnectedness and interrelatedness. that is why he talked about sitting down at the table of brotherhood. in other words, us understanding that we are one huge human family. yes, there are a lot of different races but we are a human family. that is why he talked about not judging by the colo
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 8:30am EDT
, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >>a. >> >> >> bankruptcy hearings resumed in detroit and has folks i with underfunded pensions worried. that's forcing some local governments to turn to taxpayers who were not supposed to be on the hook for pensions to shell out more money. reporting on one west virginia city taking extraordinary steps to stay out of bankruptcy and to keep those pensioners paid. >> reporter: charleston, west virginia, first responders dealing today with a barricaded gunman. after 20 years on the job they have access to he
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:30am EDT
and powerful". al jazeera america, there's more to it. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> al-jazeera america, a new voice in american journalism. >> introduces "america tonight". gas. >> a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. states. >> grounded. >> real. >> unconventional. >> we spent time with the gangster disciples. >> escape from the unexpected. >> i am a cancer survivor, not mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velsh
FOX News
Aug 27, 2013 2:00pm PDT
in texas. >> it is not the '60s any more, bob, wake up. >> excuse me. do me a huge favor. >> shut up, let me get to it. >> i'll shut up if you take back the cracker comment. i know you didn't mean it. >> that's not nice, bob. >> take back that part, then answer. >> can i answer that? in the counties in certain parts of texas and north carolina where these new voting id laws will disenfranchise blacks, they're crackers. >> why are majority of blacks -- >> i didn't say everybody in the south, i said people in the counties. >> you didn't need to use that term to begin with. >> anybody that's for voter id is a cracker? is anybody? >> what do you mean for voter id. >> for voter id, are they crackers? that makes a lot of black people crackers. >> i said when the supreme court -- >> i can't believe we're saying that over and over. >> what is so offensive. >> it is like the "n" word, bob, trying to give you an out here. >> you're trying to give me an out. >> yeah. >> first of all, nobody expects me to say -- >> bob -- >> don't try to save me. >> i am going to try to save you, i want you on anothe
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
the death penalty for shooting and killing 14 fellow soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filne
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2013 7:00am PDT
to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. and when they ask us for our voter id, take out a photo of medgar evers, take out a photo of goodman, chaney, viola louisa. they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this for the, a and it gives you the idea of who we are. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at liberty mutual insurance, auto policies come with new car replacement and accident forgiveness if you qualify. see what else comes standard at libertymutual.com. liberty mutual insurance. responsibility. what's your policy? >>> i gach enough blood on that bridgidge selma, alabama for the right to vote. i'm not going to stand by and let the supreme court take the right to vote away from us. you cannot stand by. you cannot sit down. you've got to stand up, speak up, speak out and get in the way. >> congressman john lewis at yesterday's march on washington, 50th anniversary, invoking the historical legacy for voting equality, a struggle that very
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> welcome back to al jazeera. you've been watching coverage of the 50th anniversary of the march in washington. to other stories. >>> president obama is meeting with security advisers at the white house to discuss the u.s. response to alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. just this morning, a medical group with doctors without borders say they have streete td 1300 people from toxic poison. mike, these pictures, they're striking. every time you see them. the pictures of these victims, w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 28, 2013 7:00pm EDT
the crux of it. in texas right now, the number i saw in the last day or so is 99% of texas where so much oil comes from is in drought. basically you're fighting for food or energy. that's a terrible trade-off. china gets it. they get it in spades. right now they have an all-out drive to build a smart grid, to build renewable energies. >> your point is as oil price gas up we start talking about renewables and alternatives. >> every recession has been precede by a gain of 80% to 100% oil prices within a 12-month period. if you get that kind of gain, and this is for anybody. if you see oil go up 80% from its low to 150, 160, 170 now, very careful. if you see oil at 180 i would go to an island and let the dust clear. that basically is how reliable this has been. >> you're going to know what kind of power to generate once we live there. steve, thank you so much p stephen leeb, founder and research chairman of the leeb group. by now you'll heard a lot about martin luther king's march on washington, but did you know the full name of the historic event 50 years ago was the march on washington fo
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
a former army army psychiatrist is sentenced to death for killing 13 soldiers in fort hood, texas, four years ago. >>> in yemen, children do not have enough field. [ bells ringing ] and the united states remembers martin luther king and his dream of racial equality 15 years on. >> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we're saying in a clear and decisive but limited way that we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a posit
NBC
Aug 28, 2013 5:30pm PDT
on twitter using the #dreamday. >>> in texas tonight, the death penalty for nidal hasan. former army psychiatrist who went on a deadly rampage at fort hood nearly four years ago, an attack that's been called the deadliest act of terrorism on american soil since 9/11. mark potter has been covering the trial and reports tonight from texas. >> reporter: it took nearly four years after the fort hood shooting rampage in which 13 were killed, and 31 wounded for nidal hasan, the convicted gunman to be convicted and sentenced to die. the panel ordered he be dismissed of the army and stripped of his pay. the decisions were unanimous as the sentence was read, hasan looked at the jury and judge, but had no apparent reactions. those would come from the victims' families who spoke after the sentencing. joe lean cahill lost her husband michael cahill when he was shot trying to stop hasan's attack. >> today a weight has been lifted off of my shoulder. he has been held accountable for his actions, and the panel gave him justice. >> reporter: in arguing for the death sentence the prosecutor, colonel
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 4:00pm PDT
. they have sentenced the army psychologist to death for killing 13 people during a rampage in texas. 50 years after martin luther historicvered his speech, president obama stands on the same spot for the commemoration. >> no one can match his brilliance, but we are willing to take our first step for justice. i know that flame remains. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. there appears to be a split over when and how to act against syria. the british government says it will wait for a report from inspectors, but the u.s. says action cannot be held up by intransigence. as the world waits to see what the u.s. and its allies will do, syrian neighbors are preparing for repercussions. >> in syria it self the u.n. weapons inspectors have been taking their first look at one of the areas where chemical weapons were supposedly used. senior british officials are .ure americans it is hard to think britain will not be involved, but the british government is desperate to avoid huge mistakes when a rack was invaded 10 years ago. was invaded 10 years ago. i do not k
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
right to the vote, dmierth line a and texas keep dreaming, revive the war on poverty. keep dreaming, to go from stop and frisk to stop and employ, educate, stop and house. >> as we gather today, 50 years later, there their march is now our march and it's to go on. >> merley evers williams also focus on the future singling out the controversy surrounding the stand your ground laws and calling on supporters to flip the meaning of those laws. >> stand your ground in terms of fighting for justice and equality. >> martin luther king iii also address the crowd >> this is not the time for nostalgic commemoration or for self congratulatory celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not completely. we can and we must do more. >> the reverend al sharpton was the keynote speaker and talked about the political issues facing minorities today, including the recent supreme court ruling that eliminated key provisions of the landmark voting rights act of 1965. >> we earned the right to vote with protest and we will regain what we lost in the supreme court. we'll protest with a appropriate tes
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2013 9:00am PDT
. >> the justice department, speaking of holder is suing texas over the new voter law. they wrote it's good to see the justice department so emphatically oppose laws that would check minority rights. unfortunately, fighting them is far easier said than done. how much can the department of justice do without the preclearance provision that was struck from the voting rights act? >> they can challenge these provisions, it just gets more difficult. in particular, in texas, which passed a voter i.d. law and redistricting plan last year, and the justice department was able to preemptively block them under the law as it was written. the supreme court struck down that part of the law and so the justice department is now returning using another section of the law saying we're still going to go after these provisi provisions, but right now they have to fight the law which is already in place, which is more difficult. they basically have one tool in their tool chest that's been removed. they still are showing it is a priority. >> i want to switch gears to this talk about impeachment. i want to play what sena
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
the person. they only care about their power. host: here is tyler from texas. caller: regarding boehner being the leader. he is not the leader. mcconnell is not either. teddy cruz is the one who is going to bring this thing home. , heas not been wrong yet knows the constitution better than anybody up there. he is fighting this obamacare thing. it is our last chance to move government overreach. host: why are they not being leaders in this case? night jimesday demint, ted cruz, and rafael were in dallas, and the night before they were in arkansas. the people have to rise up. we are the government, not those guys. ted is trying to help us take our country back. host: the caller brings up senator cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire -- senator ted cruise speaking at a fundraiser in new hampshire. here's what he had to say. [video clip] >> we are right now in the middle of a fight. we have the single best opportunity we have had to actually succeed in stopping obamacare. on september 30, 38 days from continuing resolution that funds the federal government expires. i have publicly pled
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 4:00pm EDT
times over. sure there is speculation in all this. >> thank you. measles outbreak in a texas megachurch has spread to 21 people. health officials in the state are trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics. all the cases are linked to the eagle mountain international church in ne new nework, texas. we spoke with the director for the centers of decease control and prevention about the outbreak. robert joins us live from inside the cdc, heads quarters in atlanta, and what was said to you, robert? >> reporter: tony, good to be here. i can say this coming from inside the cdc here there is concern, so much that the director, dr. thomas freedan was made available to us. here's exactly what he told us. >> even though we have >> the problem is with the situation in texas according to health officials most people were not immunized. the video is that you have folks four months to 44 years who now have the measles disease, and the cdc is concerned as well as people on the ground there. >> robert, thank you. >>> some people call it gray hound therapy or patient dumping. it's whe
ABC
Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm PDT
consecutive game with a homerun. the a's win it 2-1. texas lost and the a's are two and a halfback. the giants also trying to end a three-game slide hosting pittsburgh and the ball dude kind of sums up the giant season. three straight muffs, poor guy. the g-men get four in the first. posey starting it off with a broken bat. scooter row scores three for five and the giants hold on for a 6-3 victory. little league world series and west port, connecticut against chula vista, california for the u.s. championship. chula vista beat belmont redwood shores. he hit a three-run homer and are headed to the championship with a 12-1 victory. they will face the little leaguers from tokyo. they beat tijuana in the international finals. it is a solo homer to right center. japan wins it 3-2 and the championship game is tomorrow at noon right here on abc7. the raiders may have a quarterback controversy as we approach the regular season. we will hear from one of those battling for the job. and a rare feat. a routine hole in one, but you won't believe what comes next. stick arou dilemma after last night's loss to
ABC
Aug 25, 2013 1:00am PDT
-1. texas lost and the a's are two and a halfback. the giants also trying to end a three-game slide hosting pittsburgh and the ball dude kind of sums up the giant season. three straight muffs, poor guy. the g-men get four in the first. posey starting it off with a broken bat. scooter row scores three for five and the giants hold on for a 6-3 victory. little league world series and west port, connecticut against chula vista, california for the u.s. championship. chula vista beat belmont redwood shores. he hit a three-run homer and are headed to the championship with a 12-1 victory. they will face the little leaguers from tokyo. they beat tijuana in the international finals. it is a solo homer to right center. japan wins it 3-2 and the championship game is tomorrow at noon right here on abc7. the raiders may have a quarterback controversy as we approach the regular season. we will hear from one of those battling for the job. and a rare feat. a routine hole in one, but you won't believe what comes next. dilemma after last night's loss to the bears as to who will be his starting quarterback. fl
MSNBC
Aug 25, 2013 12:00pm PDT
on this sunday. texas senator ted cruz is unwavering in his calls to repeal obama care in its entirety, even if it results in a government shutdown. here's the senator this morning. >> obama care is the biggest job killer in this country. there's bipartisan agreement that it isn't working, that it's killing jobs, that it's forcing people to have their hours forcibly reduced to 29 hours a week, that it's driving up the cost of health insurance, that it's causing people to lose their health insurance because businesses are dropping it. >> we thought that necessitated a little sunday fact checking. joining me live, health care reporter for the "huffington post," jeffrey young, and managing editor of fact check.org, nonpartisan. laurie, let me start with you. you looked at the impact of obama care on employment, and full-time workers. are we going to see layoffs or hours cut because of obama care? >> well, i can't really predict what might happen in the future. but the one claim we've looked at is that people seeking full-time work can only find part-time jobs. specifically the republican nation
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am EDT
fellow soldiers at fort hood, texas in 2009. heidi is live at al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> welcome back, let's recap our stop stories. the un says the there are now a million syrian children refugees. >>> and two bombs went off outside of the northern city of tripoli in lebanon. there is no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. a jury has resumed
Al Jazeera America
Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
politics from policy, and just prescribe the facts. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> slfrn look for broadway. julie harris was 87 years old. her career expand nearly 60 years. she started in "east of eden" and t"the last of mrs. lincoln." there is a church in new orleans that played a special role in the civil rights movement and in launching martin luther king, jr., as a national leader. as robert ray reports, parishioners have been remembering the man and his mention. >> at new zion baptist church,
MSNBC
Aug 23, 2013 11:00am PDT
a possible death sentence. nbc's mark potter joins me live now from ft. hood, texas. mark, good afternoon. what can you tell us about this verdict? >> reporter: well, hi, mara. that verdict came after about seven hours of deliberations by the u.s. army jury panel. as you said, they found nidal hasan guilty of all charges. they reached that verdict unanimously. he was found guilty of 13 counts of premeditated murder, 32 counts of premeditated attempted murder. hasan showed no signs of emotion in the courtroom. family members were there. they were silent, as instructed by the judge, but some of them were in tears. hasan, who never offered up a defense, never gave a closing statement, now faces a sentencing hearing beginning here at ft. hood on monday at 9:00 a.m. 13 membof the family members, e one of them representing the 13 people killed in that rampage, will be allowed to speak to the panel. the government will also have some expert witnesses. the most important point is that prosecutors will be seeking the death penalty. the other option is life in prison. we do not know in nidal hasan
MSNBC
Aug 28, 2013 8:00am PDT
. that was 225 thundershow,000 pe. people have come from all over. met two women from texas and i want to talk to some gentlemen who have come all this way from my earth state of kansas from the wichita area. roosevelt and dean. how important was it for you to be here, roosevelt? >> it was very important for me to be attorney 50 years ago and born and raised in mississippi and to experience the things i experienced growing up there and now to have a passion in wichita, kansas to create jobs from young black men to get them out of gangs and get them off the streets and this atmosphere. i think back to my grandfather and great grandfather and uncles that went through what they went through that myself would have just a chance, an opportunity that i have now. it is uawesome for me ps this i a once in a lifetime experience and one i never will forget. >> enjoy the day today. this is a picture what dr. king wanted to see for america. how important is it for you to to be here today? >> here to celebrate the dream, to continue the dream. it's not over. you know? as long as there is a disproportionate
PBS
Aug 27, 2013 6:00pm PDT
. and james farmer, who had attended college in texas and howard university. worked with the n.a.a.c.p. and later became the head of corps the congress racial equality. and roy wilkins head of the n.a.a.c.p. grew up in minnesota. he was a warrior he was a fighter. and then young martin luther king, jr.. born in georgia, man that i admired, i loved. he was my inspiration. >> and then you? myself. the youngster. i was young. i was really young. so i grewvc:÷ up very poor in rl alabama and growing up, i saw the signs that said white men, colored men, white women, colored women. and i come and ask my mother and my father and my grandparents why? and they said that is the way it is. don't get in the way. don't get in trouble. i was 15 years old in 1955. i heard of rosa parks. i heard the words of martin luther king, jr. on the radio. the action of rosa parks and the words and leadership of dr. king inspired me. i was deeply inspired and i wanted to do something. i wanted to bring down the signs. >> john f. kennedy was not a fan of thicd march originally. >> he did not like the idea
PBS
Aug 28, 2013 3:00pm PDT
that you talk about, you take legal means, legal action-- the attorney general is suing the state of texas over voter id. he's talking about rolling back mandatory minimum sentences. and at the same time, the supreme court seems to be heading in the opposite direction. how do you get done what say you want to get done in leveling that playing field? >> well, i would distinguish between civil rights issues, voting rights issues, some of the core legal protections that came about in 1964. you know, in those areas, it's true that we've had some opinions, the most prominent one being the case where the roberts court struck down a key segment of the voting rights act, where we just have to try a whole range of approaches to make up for those decisions so i will be working with people like john business and reaching out to both republicans and democrats in congress to see if congress is prepared to amend the voting rights act, to ensure that people are not being prevented from voting. but congress doesn't move real quickly around here, and if we can go ahead and move administratively, so that ou
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
is in freeport, texas , democrat. caller: everyday filthy rich sell 40e oil executives million gallons of gasoline and diesel to foreign companies. -- foreign countries. they buy over a million barrel of crude oil from 9/11 murderers and sell them to communist. you don't want to say a word about it. why is it you do not want to talk about energy exports? to approve the pipe as far as oklahoma so it is easy to sell to americans and harder to sell to foreigners and we should a.m. the sale of gasoline, diesel, and natural gas to foreign companies. thank you. think well, i personally exports of our access is good and healthy for our economy. they create jobs, two. i want to make sure from the keystone pipeline to that the oil transported from canada through that pipeline does stay in the united states. the reality is, it goes to i think as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas, to louisiana. doubt that the vast majority if not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. do export diesel because we don't use the soul like europe d
MSNBC
Aug 27, 2013 8:00am PDT
issues signed into law in north carolina. the justice department is going to sue texas over its state's voter i.d. law. tell all of us, during that meeting yesterday, did president obama signal he plans to bring up these new efforts to restrict voting rights when he delivers his speech tomorrow? >> he didn't share that he was bringing this up in his speech. he shared with us his passion for maintaining equal opportunities for everyone as it relates to voting and getting to the ballot box, leading a level playing field so everyone has an equal opportunity to get to the polls. he did not share that is he is putting that in business speech but you could feel hess passion about it. >> you got some insight into this from valerie jarrett. she says it gives the president a chance to reflect on the 50 years what that speech meant to him and how far our nation has come and where he sees our nation going and we want people to feel a sense of responsibility to take that baton and run with it. the president a toddler 2 years old when the speech was given but it's been important to him growing up
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 3:00pm PDT
.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army private found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back at robert macneil questioning the reverend martin luther king, jr, on the fight for civil rights. on nbc's "meet the press" just three days before the 1963 march on washington. >> all of these barriers must be removed before the negro can even begin moving up the highway of freedom in all of its dimension. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. >> this p
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
to low 90s and in texas, we'll also be in the 90s. it will be hot but chance of a shower, but most of the wet weather from the southwest from topical storm evo. we are going to see the storm bring more moisture and thunderstorms into the southwest, tracking up towards the midwest. it's going to start getting hot, too, for minnesota as that humidity moves in. it is going to feel pretty uncomfortable but typical temperatures for the southwest. rain as well, but watch out for the thunderstorms because they could peek out. minneapolis, around 87. we will see how the clouds clear out. even if you are in the 80s, it will be uncomfortable from the humidity. >> rebecca, thank you. >>> 50 years later, and still realizing the dream. remembering martin luther king, jr.'s famous march on washington and reflecting on just how far the country has come. >>> i have a dream. my 4 little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. [applause.] >> neck week marks the 50th anniversary of mar
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 2:00am EDT
, texas [♪ music ] >> in a monumental agreement the national football league has reached a settlement dealing with football related brain injuries. the settlement sets aside $765 million for nearly 4500 retired nfl players. the players claimed in a lawsuit that the league intentionally withheld information relating to concussions. the nfl denies any wrongdoing and insists that safety has always been a top priority. here's a break down of how the money will be dispersed. $675 million will be available for retired players who show symptoms of cognitive impairment. and $10 million will go to a separate research and education fund. >>> the makers of tylenol say they will place a new warning on bottles of the popular painkiller. johnson and johnson said the new red label will tell users that taking too much extra strength tylenol can kill you. aat least minute ten can cause liver failure. it has killed over 500 people a year in the u.s. >>> in the netherlands the schools are going ultra high tech. they're using ipads for everything. the dutch government is plan to go open more of these sch
CSPAN
Aug 21, 2013 7:30pm EDT
in texas justifying. georgia has cut that they're spending. it arkansas's closing jails. 10 years ago we were talking about three strikes and everything else. there is a meeting of the minds and the wallets here because if you want to cut government spending a great place to do it with nonviolent offenders. it is possible. there are a lot of sensible people out there in the middle. they just need to be spoken to and nudged. the. >> i think we have to remember the reason they don't want people to vote because they're afraid people are going to vote for their own interests and i believe that the issue of incarceration, tomas incarceration has a lot to do with the privatization of the prison system. people are making -- it's a business. people are making huge profits from folks in jail. >> one of the things that you just said, we have to remember that we want to use that money to educate them and that is one of the things that people are doing when the states want to get the money back. but they are not talking about what they are going to use the money for. and i think education, we have a
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 9:00am PDT
in texas and north carolina and other places they're coming with all these schemes. voter i.d. well, we always had i.d. why do we need new i.d. now? we had i.d. when we voted for johnson. we had i.d. when we voted nixon. we had i.d. when we voted for those that succeeded him, carter, reagan, bush, clinton, bush again. why when we get to obama do we need some special i.d.? but i tell you what we going to do. when we leave washington, we getting ready to march. we're going to go to those states. we're on our way to north carolina. we're on our way to texas. we're on our way to florida. when they ask us for our voter i.d., take out a photo of medgar evers. take out a photo of viola, they gave their lives so we could vote. look at this photo. it gives you the i.d. of who we are. second, we need jobs. we didn't come here to just talk. we want voter legislation. we need jobs. if we can't get jobs, we need to continue these marches and if we get tired, we need to sit down in the offices of some of those here that don't understand folk want to work and earn for their families. 50 years ago, dr.
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 2:30pm PDT
was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas.
PBS
Aug 25, 2013 3:00pm PDT
a dream-- speech. as we approach, a federal judge voting to overturn the texas voting law. >> congress can find a way to fix flight control at the airports -- .> i am all for that >> and to get a plane to carry the presidential dog to the vineyard. he does require a plane. >> not of his own. mark and i were having this discussion, and he is more eloquent than i am, but we have gone from martin luther king to the reverend al sharpton. as a leader, as he is trying to be this weekend, it is very dispiriting. >> it is absolutely true. the mark on washington was a remarkable event. a march on washington was remarkable event. it was transformative. churches, particularly black churches, catholic protestant churches in this country and jewish leadership do not play nearly the role in american life today that they played then. the bones and the box behind the uaw were walter reyes. bucks behind the uaw were walter ruth. it is a changed time. >> i think the administration has done a good job of shutting down voter suppression throughout the country. they stopped florida. they stopped pennsylvania.
PBS
Aug 3, 2013 12:00am PDT
in one summer. between the far reaches of texas and the atlantic ocean in 1964, the very first ones came up. the chapter right in the middle shows how the power of race and the power of this movement really drove partisan politics in ways that people do not appreciate today. that is part of our misremembering. we do not want to remember how powerful a force race can be in our politics. tavis: this was really one of the greatest movements, but what does your study of this era say about the through line that allows us to go from moment to momentum to movement. you can talk about drones or others. >> that is a wonderful question. that is what i talked to my students about. i am trying to teach this history myself. the inspirational thing, the college kids, starting in 1960 and the freedom ride, they argued about this all night. what is our responsibility? what is the citizen's role? do we have a role, even if they say we are not citizens and cannot vote? the inspirational thing about someone like diane nash, even if we are not allowed to vote, we can move the country towards a situation whe
FOX
Aug 23, 2013 5:30pm EDT
was convicted of murder for the deadly shooting spree aimed at unarmed u.s. soldiers at fort hood, texas. >> warner: and staff sergeant robert bales was sentenced to life without parole in the massacre of 16 innocent afghan civilians. we get details of both military court outcomes. >> woodruff: and in a separate military case-- the army private found guilty of giving troves of highly classified information to wikileaks-- now wants to live as a woman, chelsea manning. ray saurez examines the legal and cultural questions connected with this story. >> warner: mark shields and rich lowry analyze the week's news. >> woodruff: and we look back at robert macneil questioning the reverend martin luther king, jr, on the fight for civil rights. on nbc's "meet the press" just three days before the 1963 march on washington. >> all of these barriers must be removed before the negro can even begin moving up the highway of freedom in all of its dimension. >> woodruff: that's all ahead on tonight's "newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of
CNN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am PDT
to embrace me, but i will be speaking what should be heard. stop the madness in texas. keep dreaming. revive the wall on poverty. keep dreaming. go from stopping educate, stopping house, stopping jails. keep dreaming. >> we have somebody who was born exactly 50 years ago today. now you're here. what does this mean to you to be back here celebrating this 50th anniversary? >> it's a great opportunity for me. i was born the year of the civil rights movement, and i'm 50 years old, so 50 years in celebrating, 50 years i am actually living the dream. i am an entrepreneur. i work. i'm doing exactly what it is that our forefathers marched and fought for for my father. my name is rhonda phillips. i'm from sin cincinnati, ohio, my dad fought and marched for so many others, and i'm living the dream and i thank jesus for being able to do that. >> thank you, rhonda. you hear lots of stories like that today. later today we'll be hearing from the representative john lewis who was one of the last living organizers of that march 50 years ago, as well as the families of martin luther king, jr. as well as tray
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm EDT
to make changes in texas hours after the voting rights act passed and in a place where you can vote if you have a gun i.d. but you can't vote if you have a student i.d. the way the youth are reacting what's happened around trayvon martin and the serious discussions that are happening around racial profiling, the way the youth are activated in a way that's very different this might have been a couple of months ago a march celebrating a moment of history right now we are realizing a moment that is repeating itself in very interesting ways in our community and particularly among the youth standing at the precipice of making a difference. around the dream defenders a lot of things mirroring what you saw in the civil rights movement. >> do you think there are kids that are born today that are color blind? >> i think there is a myth that's been out there for a long time that we are moving a society that is postracial. i think we have made progress but the symbolism of people getting elected and the symbolism of african americans in different positions has some position in relevance. we want to b
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